Achievements Abound During BOE Meeting

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The community gathered in the Shaw Avenue Elementary School library for the district’s board of education meeting on Oct. 29. Schools and staff members were honored by the board and Superintendent of Schools Dr. Nicholas Stirling for their recent achievements. 

Clear Stream Avenue School was commended for recently winning the Waldinger Cup at the Henry Waldinger Memorial Library, while Forest Road School was commended for earning second place. The awards resulted in the success of students participating in the library’s summer reading program. The library awards first place to the school with the highest number of readers and the highest average number of “reads” during the course of the summer. 

In addition, school psychologist Dr. Francyne Zeltser was honored during the meeting for receiving the New York Association School Psychologists Chapter O School Psychologist of the Year Award. Dr. Zeltser has served the district since 2012 and currently works with students, staff and families at Forest Road School and Shaw Avenue School. On behalf of the board, Dr. Stirling congratulated Dr. Zeltser and thanked her for her service to the district. 

“She has been involved in an array of activities that support students social and emotional wellbeing,” he said. “She has provided support to our special needs students, has been a resource to our faculty and parents and has supervised a variety of psychology interns.” 

Before concluding the meeting, the board also appointed a new deputy district clerk, Janet Carson. Carson currently serves as the secretary to the superintendent. The district is confident that she will also be an asset to the board of education.